WACO – Taking part in its second fall intercollegiate tournament of the 2018-19 season, the Sam Houston State tennis team competed valiantly in the H.E.B. Invitational, hosted by the nationally-ranked Baylor Bears at Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.

Sahaja Yamalapalli, Roos Gerritsen and Isidora Zivkovic all earned first-round victories and advanced to the quarterfinals. Yamalapalli defeated Haruka Sasaki of North Texas 6-1 6-1. Gerritsen posted a dominant 6-0 6-0 win over Katelyn Parker from the host Bears team. Zivkovic won over Julia Deming of Kansas 7-6 (4_ 6-4. The trio of Kats would later fall in the quarterfinals.

After dropping their round-one matches, Lusine Chobanyan and Karla De La Luz Montalvo met up in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket. The pair split sets before Chobanyan who came away with the victory in the match-deciding super tie breaker for a  6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (10-7) win.

The Kats head to ITA Regionals in College Station, Texas on Oct. 18-21. For all the latest information on the Sam Houston State tennis team, visit gobearkats.com or follow @BearkatsWTEN on Twitter.


Complete Baylor H.E.B. Fall Classic Results for SHSU Women:

Waco, Texas – Oct. 5-6, 2018

Singles

Sahaja Yamalapalli
  1R – Won – Haruka Sasaki, North Texas 6-1 6-1
  QF – Lost – Katie Poluta, Texas 6-3 6-2
  Conso - Won - Julia Khamula, Tyler 6-0 6-2

Isidora Zivkovic
  1R – Won – Julia Deming, Kansas 7-6 (4) 6-4
  QF – Lost – Dominika Sujova, Baylor 6-2 6-3
  Conso - Lost - Pam Corley, LSU 6-2 1-0 retired

Roos Gerritsen
  1R – Won – Katelyn Parker, Baylor 6-0 6-0
  QF – Lost – Maria Toran Ribes, Kansas 6-2 6-3

Lusine Chobanyan
  1R – Lost – Fernanda Labrana, Texas 6-3 6-2
  Conso – Won – Julia Khamula, Tyler 6-2 6-4
  Conso QF – Won – Karla De La Luz Montalvo, SHSU 6-4 0-6 1-0 (8)
  Conso SF – Lost – Anna Brogan, Tyler 6-0 6-3

Karla De La Luz Montalvo
  1R – Lost – Luba Yasiluk, LSU 6-3 7-6 (2)
  Conso – Won – Sophie Omoworare, UTSA 7-6 (4) 6-1
  Conso QF – Lost – Lusine Chobanyan, SHSU 4-6 6-0 0-1 (8)

Ema Barkovic
  1R – Lost – Marta Perez-Mur, Texas 6-0 6-0
  Conso – Lost – Minying Liang, North Texas 6-3 6-0

Petra Kaszas
  1R – Lost – Paris Corley, LSU 6-3 6-4
  Conso – Lost – Summer Yardley, Tyler 6-2 6-2

Malou Goes
  1R – Lost – Kristina Sorokolet, Baylor 6-0 6-1
  Conso – Lost – Alexandra Heczey, North Texas 6-2 6-2

 

DOUBLES

Lusince Chobanyan / Isidora Zivkovic
  1R – Won – Julia Khamula / Summer Yardley, Tyler 7-5
  QF – Lost – Paris Corley / Luba Vasilyuk, LSU 6-3

Roos Gerritsen / Malou Goes
  1R – Won – Katelyn Parker / Kristina Sorokolet, Baylor 7-6 (4)
  QF – Lost – Fernanda Labrana / Katie Poluta, UTSA 6-4

Petra Kaszas / Sahaja Yamalapalli
1R – Lost – Julia Deming / Marta Perez-Mur, Kansas/Texas 6-3

Ema Barkovic / Karla De La Luz Montalvo
1R – Lost – Malkia Ngounoue / Maria Toran Ribes, Kansas 6-3